Links of Interest

Links of Interest

Association of Religion Data Archives
The Association of Religion Data Archives ( provides free access to the highest quality information and data on American and international religion.

Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) promotes the study of Christian worship and the renewal of worship in worshiping communities worldwide.    

Christian Theological Seminary
Christian Theological Seminary is a fully accredited ecumenical graduate school located in Indianapolis, related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). 

Center for the Study of Theological Education, Auburn Theological Seminary
Center for the Study of Theological Education is a research center whose purpose is to strengthen theological schools in North America through comprehensive research on theological education.

Center for Pastoral Excellence/Clergy Renewal Program at CTS
Lilly Endowment's Clergy Renewal Programs are administered by the Center for Pastoral Excellence at Christian Theological Seminary. National and Indiana Clergy Renewal Programs provide an opportunity for pastors to step away briefly from the persistent obligations of daily parish life and to engage in a period of renewal and reflection. 

Congregational Resource Guide
The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right resources to address their challenges and opportunities.

Faith & Leadership
Faith & Leadership is the web magazine of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, which strengthens the practice of Christian institutional leadership.

Faith Communities Today
Faith Communities Today is the public dissemination effort of a group of researchers and religious leaders who were responsible for, in 2000, the largest survey ever of congregations.  

Hartford Institute for Religion Research
Hartford Institute is a religion research center of Hartford Seminary. For three decades, the Institute has explored denominational growth and congregational vitality. The site is a resource for clergy, laity and students striving to understand religion in America.

In Trust
In Trust, a nonprofit membership organization, supports North American theological school boards and administrators through various services.    

Krista Tippett On Being
Winner of a Peabody Award, Krista Tippett On Being is public radio's weekly program about religion, meaning, ethics and ideas.

Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts
The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts seeks to renew and enhance the connections between Christianity and the academic vocation at church-related colleges and universities.

Louisville Seminary
Louisville Seminary educates and forms servant leaders for tomorrow’s ministries.

National Congregations Study
The National Congregations Study (NCS) is an ongoing national survey that studies a representative sample of America's churches, synagogues, mosques and other local places of worship.    

National Study of Youth and Religion
The National Study of Youth and Religion is a research project designed to enhance understanding of the religious lives of American youth from adolescence into young adulthood.

RELIGION | NEWSWRITERS is a charitable, literary and educational organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in media coverage and in public discourse about religion.   

The African American Lectionary
The African American Lectionary is a resource tool that highlights the African American ecclesial traditions and recognizes days on the liturgical calendar that are celebrated across a variety of ecclesial traditions.

The Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is a membership organization of more than 250 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines.

The Forum for Theological Exploration
The FTE website is for future church leaders, those who teach them and the congregations and communities who call them. FTE is an ecumenical nonprofit advocate for excellence and diversity in pastoral ministry and theological scholarship.

The Louisville Institute
The Louisville Institute's website describes five grant programs to support pastoral leaders and academics for the good of the church.

U.S. Congregational Life Survey
U.S. Congregational Life Survey helps conduct church surveys and identifies congregational strengths; up-to-date information about worshipers, congregations, and pastoral leaders.


U.S. Religion Census
The 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study (RCMS) is a county-by-county enumeration of religious bodies in the US.

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
The Wabash Center supports teachers of religion and theology in higher education through meetings and workshops, grants, a journal and other resources to make accessible the scholarship of teaching and learning.